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Ignition key tends to 'Hang up" and I can't remove it. What do I have to do to correct this. The problem is sporadic.

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The little cylinders in the lock are likely gummy. WD-40 may free them but only temporarily since it does evaporate after doing its work; I would use a combination product that includes some lubricating oils too.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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